Improving wheat as a source of essential micronutrients

Lead Research Organisation: Rothamsted Research
Department Name: Plant Sciences


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Description Work in progress has identified variation in the accumulation of iron and zinc in a range of related genotypes of bread wheat grown in the UK and India, including differences in the distribution within the grain.
New high zinc lines from CIMMYT have been compared with conventional wheat lines in field trials in the UK, to determine differences in the amount and distribution of zinc within the grain.
Exploitation Route In collaboration with plant breeders in the UK and India
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Healthcare

Description Work carried out has supported our ISP programme on the same topic
First Year Of Impact 2022